Sunday 27 May 2018
Whatever your running background or ability, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival offers something for everyone.
The marathon course is fast and flat and makes for a perfect route whether it’s your first time at reaching your 26 mile goal or you’re hoping to achieve a new personal best. What's more, you will enjoy a fantastic route which takes in some of the Scottish Capital's most iconic landmarks as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline.
Join our Best Running Team For Ages and support us on our mission to end loneliness and isolation for older people living across the UK.
To learn more about how your fundraising will help to change lives and connect our older generation in communities that care, please visit our Your Impact page.
- Run in the Scottish Capital with Edinburgh Castle as a stunning backdrop
- Second largest marathon in the UK, behind only London
- Perfect for both first-timers and experienced marathon runners
- Fast and flat route to challenge your personal best.
- Fundraising pack and sponsorship form
- Training guide
- Best Fundraising For Ages running t-shirt
- Support from our dedicated events team to help you reach your fundraising target.
Registration fee: £30
Minimum sponsorship: We ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £400
Registration for this event closes on Tuesday 1 May 2018.
To apply for a charity place, please click the 'Register for MHA' button to complete the Edinburgh Marathon registration form.
For more information about this event, contact the MHA Fundraising Team on 01332 221641 or email email@example.com
Download your official MHA sponsorship form.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is now in its 16th year and takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018. This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.
The full weekend of events attracts around 30,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are nine races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races. There really is something for everyone, visit the Edinburgh Marathon Festival to find out more.
If you have secured your own place in the event, we would love to welcome you to the Best Running Team For Ages to help combat loneliness in later life. Sign up now by emailing the MHA Events Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01332 221641.
By fundraising for Best For Ages, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.
£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.
£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.
£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.
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